I am use to using the 2 cycle version. Although weighing more it is manageable. The down side is the unit is long. I'm six feet and the unit is as tall as I am. The gas filler nozzle is somewhat dangerous. The cap sits at a 45 degree to the ground and using a funnel, even a small one is awkward as the tube is located in a cramped space. Gas spills are inevitable unless there is an adjustable spout on your gas can. Adding another inch to the length of the filler neck plus bending it upward to be level with the ground would have been a advantage. Shorter individuals may have a problem angling the cutter head to cut around trees, etc. Edging the sidewalk means the cutter head is sitting way out in front of you as you walk.
Underpowered from the start and easily bogs down. Had it less than a year and it broke before I could use it a dozen times. I take it back to the store and they tell me warranty items must be taken somewhere else. The repair shop is an hour drive one way.
It is the best one that I have owned or used. It is great because I don’t have to keep a special oil mix gas can for this. It is strong, and I had to get used to it not revving high RPM. It has low gas consumption. It’s weight distribution is not exactly the best, you will have to use it for a while to get it in a position you like.
Purchased with brush cutter and cultivator attachments. The basic WeedWacker works great until you try to edge vertical. The straight configuration makes it difficult to see where the line is cutting. Maybe with more practice, I'll get better with it.
It stars easy, powerful, much simpler to utilize by not having to keep a separate can for two cycle fuel. It has worked well for me this first mowing season. It is nice to have a multiple attachments available. I have the brush cutter and it works well to cut down the thick stuff the size of dimes or bigger.